NEW BOOK SUGGESTIONS

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New Materials List

Our most recent book purchases in a printable list format.
Check the end of the list for upcoming releases by very popular authors that are available in our catalog for advance holds.

eNewsletters

Newest book titles by genre sent once a month; you tell us where your interests lie

Find A Good Book

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NoveList

Database of reading recommendations, reviews, author info, lists and more. NOTE: Access with your valid Pekin Library Card Number

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LibraryReads

Top 10 books published this month that librarians across the country love. Find out about the newest books based on librarian reviews.

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Stop, You're Killing Me

Mystery lovers can search by author, character and book series. Lists of award winners in multiple categories

AllReaders

Detailed book and movie reviews from many different genres of books (we like “Plots/Themes” and “Writing Style” sections at the bottom)

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For Kids

Common Sense Media for age-based educational ratings and reviews of books for concerned parents

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NoveList K-8

Enter title or author you like, and this tool suggests other books that are similar. Valid Pekin Library Card Number is your login

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Rebecca Caudill

IL award for most popular children and young adult books. We purchase multiple copies of these titles.

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IL School Awards

K-3 (Monarch Award); 3-5 (Bluestem Award); 9-12 (Abe Lincoln) Students vote for the titles on these outstanding book lists.

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Classics

The Library of Congress has its entire collection of rare children’s books available to read online through it’s Special Collection Division.

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Tumble Books

Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.

Suggest a Purchase

If a new title is not in our catalog, let us know. If we decide to purchase it, we’ll send you an email. (We do not usually purchase self-published materials.) Allow up to 4 weeks to process a request.

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